Landmark Plaque Installed at New City Supportive Living

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A plaque was installed at New City Supportive Living to give the community an official designation as a Chicago landmark. New City Supportive Living is located in Chicago's Back of the Yards neighborhood and serves low-income older adults who need some help to maintain their independence.

A plaque was installed at New City Supportive Living this weekend, giving the affordable assisted living community an official designation as a landmark in the City of Chicago.

The community, which is located in the historic Goldblatt’s Department Store at Ashland and 47th in Chicago, serves low-income older adults, including those on Medicaid, who need some help to maintain their independence.

According to the Commission on Chicago Landmarks report, the building reflects important aspects of Chicago’s social, economic and cultural history.

The building was designed by Chicago architect Alfred Alschuler, one of Chicago’s most prominent early 20th century architects. His work includes the London Guarantee Building, K.A.M. Isaiah Israel Temple, the first Goldblatt Brothers Department Store and the Florsheim Shoe Company building, all of which have been designated Chicago landmarks.

In 1928, the Goldblatts purchased the building, which is a late example of the Chicago School style of architecture. The Goldblatt Brothers turned the department store company into a regional chain by pioneering discount-retailing methods.

The building’s architectural history has remained intact and received landmark status in 2013. It was completely restored and opened as New City Supportive Living in 2015.

For more information about the community, call 773-376-1223.

New City Supportive Living is certified to operate through the Illinois Supportive Living program and operated by Gardant Management Solutions, the largest provider of assisted living in Illinois.

"We provide older adults with a wonderful alternative to a nursing home or to struggling alone at home," said Aisha Burke, Director of Marketing at New City.

The community, which was remodeled and opened last year, combines residential apartment-home living and the availability of personal assistance, help with medications and a variety of convenience and support services.

Residents live in private apartments that feature a kitchenette, spacious bathroom with shower and grab bars, individually-controlled heating and air conditioning, and an emergency alert system.

Certified nursing assistants, working under the direction of a licensed nurse, are on-duty 24 hours a day, seven days a week. All three meals each day, housekeeping and laundry are among the included services.

"Residents also benefit from all of the opportunities that are available to socialize with friends and neighbors and to participate in activities and special programs," says Burke.

Based in Bradley, Illinois, Gardant Management Solutions operates more than 40 assisted living, senior living and memory care communities that together house more than 4,000 homes and apartments. The company also manages properties in Georgia and Indiana.

"Our focus," says Rod Burkett, CEO of Gardant, "is to provide New City residents with the love, compassion and dignity that they deserve and the help and assistance that they need. Our emphasis is on helping each resident to achieve and maintain as much independence as possible for as long as possible."

Communities managed by Gardant include the Heritage Woods affordable assisted living community in Batavia, Bolingbrook, Chicago, Gurnee, Manteno, McHenry, Plainfield and Yorkville, Illinois.

Gardant also manages the Heritage Woods assisted living and memory care community in Huntley, the St. Anthony affordable assisted living community for older adults in Lansing, Illinois and the Deer Path affordable assisted living community for physically disabled adults in Huntley.

For more information on Gardant Management Solutions and the assisted living, senior living and memory care communities that the company operates, visit or call 1-877-882-1495 toll-free.

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